Schloss Einstein – ep 913


German TV series about a boarding school. 21+ seasons
Year: 1998-
Year in film: 2018
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Moritz, Pawel ~12
Who in shorts 2: girl, boys ~12
Available on DVD: no *
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Blonde Marc Elflein, 12 or 13 yo in longer dark green Basketball shorts and black boy Noel Okwanga in medium blue shorts in today’s ep 913 (season 21e17). As announced there are Basketball teams in the final episode 922 (March 28) in red, green and medium blue shorts. Home team including a girl I think in red shorts. Probably some more scene in upcoming episodes. Also handsome boys in black or dark blue shorts some days ago (~ep 901 ?).

Also available online.

Main entry, rating up to 7 (also on my other blogs)



The Brady Bunch


Comedy series
Year: 1969-1974
Year in film: ~1972
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Bobby ~11, Greg ~17
Who in shorts 2: teen boys, men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least Mike Lookinland and Barry Williams in dark blue shorts, a teen boy shirtless in red shorts and a young man (Patrick Adiarte) in orange shorts or trunks. All shorts are tight and look shiny to me (although very early 1972 setting). Christopher Knight in light blue or similar shorts (not shiny) and also other shorts and 70s speedos. I think another teen boy or man in dark blue shorts. All pics from s4e2.

Great series, also on most or all my other blogs. Recently Chris Knight also in Gunsmoke on my overalls blog, rating 4.

For shorts rating 4 for now only. Rather few scenes. Other episodes and later movies also needs to be checked.


The Famous Jett Jackson


Disney Comedy series starring Lee Thompson Young. 65 ep.
Year: 1998-2001
Year in film: ~2000
Country: Canada, USA
Who in shorts: boy ~7,
Who in shorts 2: teen boys, men
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least one young boy in medium blue shorts with black sides and probably Lee Thompson Young in longer light blue shorts and some others including teen girls in s3e14 (Beach Volleyball, mostly not shiny). I think a man sitting in purple shorts. Also pink, orange and other shorts (not shiny).

And also some men in shiny dark yellow, black and other shorts in s3e21 (tug of war and other games, some not shiny). If I remember it correctly at least one other episode with grey or beige shorts (teen girls, track ?) but probably not shiny.

I only have checked some episodes, mainly of season 3.

Also teen boys and teen girls in bib overalls (other blog, rating 6, soon to be updated).

I think in total rather few episodes and mainly older teens, so rating 2-3 only.

R.I.P. Lee Thompson Young.

Update: Hang Time (1995)


I found some more and even better scenes in this series. Most notable some younger boys in s3e20 in different coloured shorts including black, dark blue, light blue and yellow (pic 1). Maybe not all are shiny. Also a teen girl in dark blue or black shorts and light blue and white parts (also close-up).

The older teen boys in light blue shorts in several episodes (pic 2 from s1e13).

Unpictured: Dark blue and light blue shorts in s2e7, white shorts in s3e22 and several other shorts in s1e5 including a teen girl in purple ones. And a teen girl in black shorts in s4e1 (2 thick stripes).

Sitting scenes of teen boys and a teen girl in s3e23.

Also updates on my bib overalls blog (females, rating 4). Main entry here, now rating 5 instead of 4


Flash Forward (1996)


Disney teen sitcom, 26 ep
Year: 1996-1997
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Canada, USA
Who in shorts: Tucker~ 15
Who in shorts 2: teen boys
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some teen boys playing Soccer in different shorts. Mainly shown teams in medium blue shorts with 2 yellow boarder stripes (pic 2 probably Theodore Borders), other team in black. Ben Foster as main character Tucker in dark green and black shorts (goalkeeper).

While warming up, one teen boy in yellow and one in red shorts. One black shorts has yellow parts. All pics from ep 15.

Also on my bib overalls blog, (teen ) girls, rating 5.

Some interesting shorts. But rather few good scenes. And I don’t like Tucker.

So rating 5 only.


Kinderen voor Kinderen 7


Dutch kids’ music annual shows and clips. 1980-present. 30+seasons
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1986
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~9-12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: At least 2 or 3 boys in swim shorts in song “Zwemziek”. Unfortunately only briefly and partly shown in the background. Most boys wore speedos. Like in other episodes about swimming like in ep 6.

So rating 4-5 only for this episode.

My favourite song of this year is Ik ben toch zeker Sinterklaas niet.

Main overview entry, rating 8


Update 2: You Can’t Do That on Television


Some more episodes of this great comedy series. As said, some episodes are currently hard or not to find and most have poor quality.

Pic 1 from ep Medicine (1983) showing a boy, maybe Alasdair in dark blue 70s shorts, also sitting in class (side view). Pic 2 from an unknown episode (YouTube clip called ycdt stephanie 2) obviously redhaired Christian Tessier in red shorts. Also others in shorts but not shiny.

Pic 3 from clip “kid outsmarts teacher” showing a boy sitting probably in green shorts. I haven’t found better scenes of that. Pic 4 probably showing Alasdair in red and Doug in white shorts in ep 57 Courage (1984).

I also found red shorts in ep Drugs (1981) maybe not shiny, dark blue and white shorts in Nature (probably not shiny), white and red shorts in Fitness. Boy in white cycling, others sitting. Alasdair in white shorts in Relatives (are these shiny ?)

Thanks Doug for finding the following

Season 5. Episode 12. (Ambition ?) Ben Schreiner sitting with Lisa, Ben dancing in white shorts.
Season 5. Episode 13 (Clubs ?). Ben in black, standing with Christine & Les, standing golfing, sitting with christine and with all the cast, in white, at the end of the show.
Season 6. Episode 4. (Relatives, 1985 ?) Alasdair Gillis in white sitting with Les on the set and again with Les (playing a doctor) sitting at his desk.

Pics of Ambition and Relatives can be found on the barthsburgery site.



Don’t Look Now (1983)


Kids comedy series, YCDTOTV spin-off, 5 ep
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boy ~9
Who in shorts 2: boys, teen girl *
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One boy in light blue shorts, also sitting (70s style), some other boys in tight dark blue shorts but maybe not shiny and a teen girl in white shorts but not shiny. All in episode 1.

More post about YCDTOTV to come. Thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunatley just these episodes are very rare and not available or in very bad image quaility. But I found even more.

Don’t Look Now also soon on my overalls blog, rating 5.

Main entry here, rating 8


Jaws 2


Horror film part 2
Year: 1978
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys, men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  4/10 *
Rating: ****
Comment: Great movie. I only have checked it at high speed. Most notable a boy in medium blue, probably shiny shorts (also shirtless) and also wet, one in black shorts (not sure if shiny) and one kid in yellow shorts in the scene of pic 1 but maybe not shiny and very briefly shown.

Obviously rather few scenes. Most others wore speedo or non-shiny shorts, jeans shorts and the like.

In the first movie there are also handsome boys in swim shorts but probably none are shiny in 1975. I think I will make an entry as well.

For the few and brief scenes rating 4 for the swim shorts, much more for the movie itself.

Jaws 3-D


Horror film part 3
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys, men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Several young men and also some young boys in shiny shorts. A young man in white Adidas shorts with dark blue stripes. One other man in yellow shorts, also interesting a man in dark green or black shorts (pic 2 on the far right with 2 short horizontal stripes). And a man in dark blue 70s style shorts with red boarders.

Young boys at least in black, dark green and light blue shorts. Maybe not all shorts are shiny.

I’m currently rechecking older entries of my bib overalls blog. (Rating 3)

I don’t remember the complete movie and have to recheck it, especially for teens and women. The earlier Jaws parts are definitely much better (coming later) but don’t have 80s shorts.

So rating 4-5 for now only.